LESSON # 138 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Allah Almighty Is Suffice
Verse –137 of 286, Section – 16 (Part 1)
And if they believe in the like of that which ye believe, then are they rightly guided. And if they turn away, then they are in schism, so Allah will suffice thee (for defence) against them. And He is the Hearer, the Knower.
Fa-‘in ‘aamanuu bi-misli maaa ‘aamantum- bihii faqa-dihta-daw. Wa ‘in- tawallaw fa-‘innamaa hum fii shiqaaq. Fa-sa-yakfiikahumullaah. Wa Huwas-Samii-ul-‘Aliim.
The Holy Qur’an invited the people of the Scripture to embrace Islam after proving its Truth and being Speech of Allah Almighty, refuted their false beliefs, wrong hopes and desires were determined absurd, and proved from their own arguments that due to which religion of Abraham (peace be upon Him) they claim to be firm, its original shape has not remained as it was. Now that ancient religion in its original shape is being presented by the Holy Qur’an. So some how or other, after embracing Islam they should get betterment of the religion and the world.
After hearing these speeches of advice and preaching even then the children of Israel and the Christians remained firm on violence and opposite. Moreover instead of embracing Islam themselves, they used to invite the Muslims to adopt the Jewish religion and the Christianity. What can be more selfishness, impudence and bigotry from it?
Allah Almighty commands in this verse, “(O Messenger! (May glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) You have completed your duty conveying Our Message to them. Now if they wish their good then they should embrace Islam, they will succeed. We shall forgive their previous sins”. “And if they believe in the like of that which ye believe, then are they rightly guided. And if they turn away, then they are in schism”, it is their hard heartedness and violence, and not other than it. “So Allah will suffice thee (for defence) against them. And He is the Hearer, the Knower”. (You (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) should not be sorrowful due to their anger, bigotry and enmity. We are sufficient for their encounter from your side. We surely hear their entire speeches and We know that which is in their hearts, their inside and outside.
How great and higher glad-tidings is in the last part of this verse for the Last Messenger (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) and His nation that “So Allah will suffice thee (for defence) against them”. With whom be Allah Almighty then what more he will need. If the Lord Merciful becomes Patron of anyone then he does not require any more Supporters.
Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif) (http://hltsharif.blogspot.com) (email@example.com)